Explained: How Bangladesh’s win over Zimbabwe keeps Pakistan’s T20 World Cup semi-final hopes alive cricket news

Bangladesh, led by Shakib Al Hasan, did Pakistan a big favor after winning the T20 World Cup Super 12 Group 2 match against Zimbabwe at the Gabba in Brisbane. Before the game between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, Pakistan had 0 points, Zimbabwe 3 and Bangladesh 2. After suffering defeats against India and Zimbabwe, Pakistan faces an uphill battle for a place in the semi-finals. Babar Azam’s team will have to win all remaining matches and will also need other achievements to follow their path.

As things stand, India leads Group 2 with 4 points from 2 games. Bangladesh has now reached the second position with the same number of points. South Africa and Zimbabwe sit third and fourth with three points each.

Pakistan will look to win the current game against the Netherlands and take them to fifth place in Group 2 with 2 points. Their two remaining games are against South Africa and Bangladesh, and Babar & Co will try to win them to take their six points.

If India, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe or South Africa win the two remaining games, they will end up with more than six points. However, Pakistan would expect South Africa and Zimbabwe to lose to India.

Pakistan’s net score is also not very good, so they hope to win at least one of the remaining games by a large margin.

Group 2 remaining time:

Sunday 30 October: India v South Africa, Perth Stadium

Wednesday 02 November: Zimbabwe v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval

Wednesday 02 November: India v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval

Thursday 03 November: Pakistan v South Africa, SCG, Sydney

Sunday 06 November: South Africa v Netherlands, Adelaide Oval


Sunday 06 November: Pakistan v Bangladesh, Adelaide Oval

Sunday 06 November: Zimbabwe vs India, MCG, Melbourne

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